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Lovely walk, great scenery!

This is a beautiful walk that starts from a car park (i think around £3). The walk is on... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Sileby, United Kingdom
Amazing countryside

Everyone should spend few hours here its amazing. You pay 3.00 for the day to park so get your... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Adrian B
Norwich, United Kingdom
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The National Trust is a registered charity. With your help, we protect some of the most important spaces and places in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. We take care of historic houses, gardens, mills, coastline, forests, woods, fens, beaches...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Thorpe, Ashbourne DE6 2AY, England
+44 1335 350503
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a beautiful walk that starts from a car park (i think around £3). The walk is on pavement/gravel throughout. You can make the walk as long or short as you want by following the river up for as long as you like. There...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank MikeF1993
Reviewed 4 days ago

Everyone should spend few hours here its amazing. You pay 3.00 for the day to park so get your walking boots on and take a pack lunch.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Adrian B
Reviewed 6 days ago

Walk the hills and trails. get there by car or bike. plenty to see photo and lots to do. If you stayed a week you could walk a different route and see lots more. The shapes of the rocks, the wildlife, the fossils in the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Barbara G
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is an eight mile walk from Hartington going south through Dovedale to Thorpe, with seasonal refreshments available at Milldale. The scenery is very varied and although the valley sides are often steep, the path along the river is not too hilly. The limestone can...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank scsmh4
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I always look forward to going to Dovedale, we went on a Sunday so it was quite busy but still a lovely walk! Beautiful as always. Parking £3 which is pretty reasonable.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Megabecca
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited again in winter and what a treat, a lot less folk, a lots less dogs, easier to park and a very enjoyable December walk, well worth a visit.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank TeamWard
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came here in July on a warm day to get the kids out the house and to get some fresh air... we parked on the top of a hill cost £2 (very resonable)... in the car park was an ice cream van so we had...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank kerry_Graham
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am blessed to be a volunteer for the national trust in white peak so I am possibly biased. If you have never visited please load up your walking gear and boots and go and visit paradise ....

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have just arrived home after a lovely, walk around Dovedale, we love Derbyshire!!! This area is so picturesque and in quiet areas is so peaceful 😁 there’s one thing that spoils this area and that’s all THE DOG MESS!!!! People put it in bags...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank nottsbeck
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed the Dovedale circular on a cold December Saturday. Oue aim was to complete the circular on the one day but unfortunately the good old English weather changed and we had to bail halfway without completing the second half which takes you up and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Sophie B
October 15, 2018|
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August 25, 2018|
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Response from Hugh B | Reviewed this property |
There are some located at the carpark. I didn't use them so can't comment on the condition. I gather that it costs 20p to use them.
July 31, 2018|
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Response from MR19702602 | Reviewed this property |
It’s certainly walkable even for someone with difficulty. The route is flat and well pathed.